EdDPrograms.org has ranked Fordham GSE’s online Doctor of Education degree program #13 among 150 schools with programs. The award follows an analysis of quality, student outcomes, and reputation at every university with relevant online Ed.D. programs.
“The division faculty and I are very proud to have our new Ed.D. program and its online delivery so well recognized,” stated Margaret Terry Orr, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the GSE’s Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) division. “This reflects the hard work and dedication of our university officials, faculty, staff, and students who make this program possible.”
According to Orr, Fordham provides a unique doctoral program experience by optimizing asynchronous and synchronous learning to develop Ed.D. students as advanced transformational leaders who are grounded in social justice and improvement science principles.
In its announcement, EdDPrograms.org noted that because Fordham’s part-time online doctorate for K-12 leaders reflects the university’s Jesuit principles, it may be an especially attractive pick for educators who are interested in serving students in Catholic schools or in marginalized, urban, and underserved communities.
The organization’s summary concluded, “This hands-on program is aimed at folks who are interested in K-12 educational leadership careers, including assistant superintendent and superintendent positions. Expect to be engaged—in addition to practicums, there are weekly live online classes and in-person immersions.”